This afternoon, we continued the fun with our gingerbread man trying to cross the river without the help of the fox! Today, the children were put into teams of three or four. They needed to come up with a design using a limited amount of supplies. Once they started working, they could trade supplies with me for other materials. They were given about thirty minutes to build a bridge. Each team needed to fill their pan with water and then build their bridge. With five minutes remaining, we tested each bridge. This was a very clever group, not one bridge tipped over, fell into the river, or just wasn't strong enough to hold the gingerbread man. Well done to our future engineers!
Take a look at our photos below from today's bridge work.
Tomorrow is our holiday celebration where the students will be moving between the first and second grade classrooms to enjoy the fun of crafting. Thank you for the donation to help cover the costs of the crafts and extra fun we've been doing this week. Those who have volunteered, we will see you around 8:35 for instructions.
Have a great evening!